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New Yuendumu enterprise takes everyone the extra mile

Robert Jampijinpa Robertson’s vision for a Yuendumu-owned and operated transport and vehicle recovery service is one step closer to reality. Xtra Mile, the social enterprise he started, began running chartered bus services in June.

Business, Capacity building, Commercial development, Community development, Employment, Training

Juukan Gorge inquiry to deliver final report

A federal parliamentary inquiry is set to deliver its final report into Rio Tinto's destruction of the ancient Juukan Gorge rock shelters in Western Australia.

Rio blew up the 46,000-year-old caves on Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura country in May 2020, devastating the traditional owners.

The mining giant had legal permission to destroy the caves under WA's long-criticised Aboriginal Heritage Act but has since conceded it breached the PKKP's trust.

Culture, Heritage, Mining

Feral cats lured with KFC as Indigenous rangers protect dwindling bilby population

Held by the Western Australian department and the National Environmental Science Program, dozens of Indigenous ranger groups from across the Kimberley, Pilbara, and the Central Desert converged on the banks of the Fitzroy River last week to discuss how to better protect the tiny population of bilbies still living in the north-west.

Environment, Land and sea management, Rangers / caring for country

The NSW government needs to stop prosecuting Aboriginal fishers

There is a contradiction between the New South Wales government’s plan for Closing the Gap and its persecution of Aboriginal people on the New South Wales south coast who want to maintain their saltwater culture.

Fishing, Land and water

Insurance requirements gatekeeping Native Title Holders in Fitzroy Valley

The Bunuba Dawangarri Aboriginal Corporation has been told by their insurance broker that they are “unlikely to be able to obtain public liability insurance over the Bunuba Reserves which are to be used for community blocks or Traditional Owner commercial opportunities”.

Commercial development, Fire, Joint Management, Land and sea management

Native title ruling strengthens Koa people’s identity

Western Queensland’s Koa people have had their identity strengthened following a Federal Court decision in Winton.

Koa traditional owner Pamela Hegarty said the native title determination of nearly 865,000 hectares of land and waters near Winton would help provide justice for her ancestors.

Determinations, Native title holder

Koa people win Winton region native title claim

The Federal Court of Australia has granted recognition to the Koa People as Native Title Holders of land and waters covering 31,400sq km in Queensland's north-west.  The Fedn an on-country hearing on Wednesday the Federal Court of Australia has granted recognition to the Koa People as Native Title Holders of land and waters covering 31,400sq km in Queensland's north-west.

Held in the Winton Shire Council Hall, Justice SC Derrington granted the consent determination resolving the six year native title claim first lodged in July 2015.


South Coast Marine Park proposal sparks tense talks among community stakeholders

Esperance stakeholder groups are calling on the West Australian government to shed more light on a new marine park it is planning on the community's doorstep. 

Environment, Joint Management, Land and sea management, Rangers / caring for country, Stakeholders

Grant for Wuthathi Aboriginal Corporation rangers to protect land and sea

A $151,157 grant has been awarded to the Wuthathi Aboriginal Corporation to improve Indigenous ranger services across both land and sea. This new partnership with the Wuthathi Rangers will expand biosecurity surveillance coverage in this high-risk area and strengthen Australia’s frontline biosecurity defence.

Environment, Funding, Land and sea management, Rangers / caring for country

Welfare functions suggested for some Alice Springs supermarkets

Lhere Artepe Supermarkets manages the Three IGA neighbourhood supermarkets - Flynn, Old Eastside and Northside in Alice Springs. The native title holders of Alice Springs are the ultimate shareholders of these business. They employ 120 people, inset around $34m a year into the local economy. At any one time they employ 10-20% Aboriginal people.

Business, Commercial development, Employment